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Alejandro Diez Barroso. General Partner @ DILA Capital, a venture capital firm focused on Latin American and Hispanic startups.

This is a question that comes up all the time in a startups life: “How much money should I raise?” Many believe the answer is simple: raise as much as you can. But I personally don’t believe this is the correct response. Sure, more money seems like a better option…


Today is the last day of what has undoubtedly been the most complicated and strange year we have ever had to live as a modern society. Millions of lives were lost and many people found themselves in times of great loneliness and vulnerability. …


Kavak- The one that got away

There are no mistakes, only lessons.

In 2017 we were fundraising for DILA III. Mexico was in deep need of institutional limited partners, so we organized a cocktail for many of our potential limited partners in the beautiful Hacienda de los Morales in Mexico…


Why we do what we do in DILA Capital

One of our close advisors sent us this TED talk from Simon Sinek:

While this TED Talk is from 2009 and has been viewed more than 50M times, I hadn’t yet seen it! And the very simple, yet very powerful…


On The Origin of Start-Ups

One of my goals for this year was to read more “Classics”. I recently finished Charles Darwin’s On The Origin of Species. …


It is no news that COVID-19 is going to change the world dramatically. …


“Learning to stand in somebody else’s shoes, to see through their eyes, that’s how peace begins. And it’s up to you to make that happen. Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world.” — Barack Obama

In these last few months, if there has been a common…


I had been very unenthusiastic about publishing anything since the outbreak of the corona-virus back in February. I don’t know if it was a fear of being disrespectful or an insecurity of publishing something that just wouldn’t be of interest to any reader in these tough times.

However, I have…


Este 9 de marzo es un día importante para México, en donde las mujeres no van a trabajar, no van a comprar, no van a salir a la calle, no van a ayudar en sus casas #UnDiaSinMujeres . . . …


The Board of Directors of a startup is one of the most useful tools for the company, if executed correctly. We, at DILA Capital, wanted to put together a document for our portfolio companies that we can use a guideline for Board Best Practices. We asked our founders, investors and…

a Mexican VC

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